Benalla Ensign
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Funds to tackle violence

Benalla Rural City is one of several areas in Northern Victoria that will benefit from State Government investments designed to help Aboriginal people tackle family violence in their communities.. Aboriginal communities in the region will receive

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Men wanted over Benalla theft

Low quality CCTV images have made this investigation challenging - can you help? . Benalla police are appealing for community assistance to help identify two males following a significant theft from a Bridge Street, Benalla retailer last year. . If

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Benalla Ensign
Feb 14 2017
News

Dream goes rural

Regional towns and cities like Benalla are becoming the only option for households with incomes under $50000 per year.. Low income households can no longer afford to live anywhere in Melbourne, Geelong, Ballarat or Bendigo, according to the latest

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Benalla Ensign
Dec 09 2017
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Water

Pause the Plan!

Calls are growing for a halt to the transfer of water from agriculture to the environment, as the Murray-Darling Basin Plan becomes bogged down in inquiries and interstate squabbling.. Goulburn Murray Irrigation District Water Leadership Forum

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Shepparton News
Dec 11 2017
Water

Report slams states’ compliance

Victoria, NSW and Queensland suffer from a lack of transparency and varying levels of vigilance, a report into compliance measures within the Murray-Darling Basin Plan has found.. The Murray-Darling Basin Authority report examined the compliance and

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Shepparton News
Dec 11 2017
Livestock

Global growth for meat

Global meat production is forecast to expand in 2018, intensifying trade competition in international markets and seeing different types of animal proteins increasingly vie for the consumer dollar, according to a newly-released international

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Shepparton News
Dec 10 2017
Livestock

Call to delay biosecurity plans

State Member for Euroa and Deputy Nationals Leader Steph Ryan has called for the implementation of farm biosecurity plans by the meat and livestock industry to be delayed.. Ms Ryan said there was great confusion over the plans, which farmers must

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Shepparton News
Dec 10 2017
Horticulture

Growers meet

Fruit Growers Victoria continues to support and work with local young growers with another Goulburn Valley Emerging Leaders meeting being held this week.. FGV works closely with the young growers group, regularly organising orchard walks and

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2017
News

More help for mums and bubs

More mothers and babies across Victoria will receive the support they need for the best possible start in life, thanks to the Victorian Government.. Victorian Health Minister Jill Hennessy recently visited IPC Health in Altona Meadows to announce

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2017
Water

Flood study to cover levees

A $300000 flood study covering the Murray River between Barmah and Torrumbarry will be used to update flood information in surrounding areas and ascertain how current infrastructure handles varying flood conditions.. The study, which will be funded

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Shepparton News
Dec 09 2017
Water

Interim board for water body

Murray Irrigation has announced an interim board comprising six shareholders and two independent directors.. An interim board had to be elected after the permanent board members all stood down over issues about their election.. Interim board member

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Rodney Woods
Dec 08 2017
News

GALLERY: The 1974 Floods

Following last weekend's wild weather and flooding throughout the Goulburn Valley, the Country News has thrownback to another much talked about flood event - the May 1974 floods.. Hundreds turned out to fill sandbags, as the community worked

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Alana Christe...
Dec 08 2017
News

VIDEO: Farmers find...

The weekend's torrential downpour may have left crops under water and many farmers with a big clean up, but two Moama farmers decided to make the best of a bad situation.. Kate Dixon and Evan Catlow, took to their farm to have a bit of fun in

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Alana Christe...
Dec 08 2017
News

Standards slammed

The RSPCA has slammed new draft national animal welfare poultry standards for not beginning to phase-out caged hens, labelling the standards inadequate and claiming they are not based on science or evidence.. The draft standards, produced by Animal

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
News

Flies are not all bad

There’s no need to panic just yet about the disease-carrying potential of flies, an Australian ecologist has cautioned.. A recent study of the microbiome of 116 houseflies and blowflies from three different continents, published in the journal

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Shepparton News
Dec 08 2017
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Robbie, Jackman, Kidman score Globe nods

Nicole Kidman's TV mini-series Big Little Lies and Top of the Lake: China Girl will go head-to-head at the Golden Globes.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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NY blast attempted terror attack: mayor

The explosion underground at New York's Port Authority transport hub during the morning rush hour was probably a lone wolf terror attack; a man is in custody.

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AAP News
Dec 12 2017
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Paramedic assault laws used in Vic jailing

Two Melbourne mums have been jailed for their "vicious" and unprovoked bashing of a paramedic, preventing him from returning to work.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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Oroton administrators ask for more time

Oroton's administrators have told the handbag retailer's first creditors meeting that it wants more time to find a buyer or recapitalise the business.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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Businessman, 73, in court over tax evasion

A Gold Coast businessman has faced a Sydney sentence hearing over scheme to defraud the ATO of more than $60 million

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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Jury discharged at NSW bikie murder trial

A jury has failed to reach a verdict at the trial of a man accused of murdering a bikie in Wollongong in 2012.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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Clive Palmer denies QN was 'cash cow'

Clive Palmer has denied Queensland Nickel was a "cash cow" for his flagship company Mineralogy as liquidators resumed grilling him over the business's collapse.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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Court pauses Liberal Senate replacement

A legal twist has occurred in Jim Molan's bid to take the NSW coalition Senate seat initially vacated by former minister Fiona Nash.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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The highs and lows of the news in 2017

From the major social change that was the legalising of same-sex marriage through to Richmond winning its first AFL grand final in decades, 2017 was a big year.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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The highs and lows of the news in 2017

From the major social change that was the legalising of same-sex marriage through to Richmond winning its first AFL grand final in decades, 2017 was a big year.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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Frecklington favourite for LNP leadership

Deb Frecklington is considered the frontrunner to claim the Queensland LNP leadership at Tuesday's party room vote.

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AAP News
Dec 11 2017
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